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Technical assistance to Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) involving Aeropro 3K, registration 24-7502, collision with terrain, 65 km north of Wentworth in NSW on 31 October 2018

Investigation number:
AE-2018-072
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

On 31 October 2018, an Aeropro 3K, registration 24-7502, collided with terrain 65 km north of Wentworth in NSW. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured.

Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) commenced an investigation of this accident and requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to download the flight data from a Dynon data logging unit.

To protect the information supplied by RAAus to the ATSB and the ATSB's investigative work to assist RAAus, the ATSB has initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

Any enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to RAAus at: www.raa.asn.au.

General details
Date: 31 October 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1524 EDT   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: 65 km north of Wentworth    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence class: Operational  
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model Aeropro 3K 100 hp  
Aircraft registration 24-7502  
Serial number 32310  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Sport and recreational  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Last update 21 November 2018